Frenchay Out Of School Club

SEP 23 UPDATE: We are currently full Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays at the After School Club as well as Monday to Thursday mornings Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to go onto the waiting list. 

This club opened in September 2014 and runs Monday to Friday before and after school, from 7.40am to 6pm.

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Our Amazing Ofsted Report from November 2019!:

We are pleased to say that in November 2019 Frenchay OOSC was judged at the highest grade now available to us: Met (with no actions). We are delighted with the feedback we received from the inspector about the quality of care we provide. Below are some of the many positive comments in the report:

‘Children enjoy their time at the club. They eagerly arrive and happily talk with staff about their day at school.

‘Staff have formed lovely bonds with the children and know the children well. They value their opinions and use their knowledge of the children along with children's suggestions to plan fun, exciting activities.

‘Children behave well and staff show a consistent approach to managing children's behaviour. Staff talk with children about their behaviour and what the expectations are while they are at the club

‘Children are kind and show concern for others.’

‘Staff create an extremely inclusive environment where diversity is highly respected. They are excellent role models and treat children with high levels of respect. Children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well supported.

‘Staff know the children well and genuinely care about the children's enjoyment while at the club.

‘The views of children and parents is given high priority.

‘Staff enthusiastically join in ball games with the children, they play football and basketball. They offer lots of praise and encouragement to boost children's self-esteem and confidence.

‘Staff supervise children closely at all times outdoors and children are aware of the rules and expectations when outside.

‘Parents speak highly of the club. They comment that they are very happy with the care provided and that their children enjoy their time at the club. They state that staff are friendly and give good feedback when they collect children at the end of the day.

‘Children are highly independent, they make wraps for their snack and wash up their plates and cutlery when they have finished.

‘Snack time is a sociable time, staff engage children in conversations and listen intently to what children have to say.

‘(Staff) take into account children's interests when planning activities and gather children's feedback to help them reflect on activities provided.

‘Staff deploy themselves effectively to supervise children during their play and to provide them with the support they need’.

The full Ofsted report is available to view here

Prior to Spetember 2019, out of school clubs were eligible for the school/preschool Ofsted grading system and Frenchay OOSC was rated 'Good' in July 2016 

'Children develop good self-confidence and social skills, and are very independent'. They 'treat others with kindness and respect.' Ofsted 2016.

Ofsted Outstanding for St Helen's After School and Holiday Club and St Marys Bradley Stoke!

We are pleased to announce another OOSC Outstanding grade awarded when an inspector visited St Helen's After School and Holiday club on Thursday 30th August 2018 

Latest Availability - updated May 2024

To guarantee availability for places, you will need to book a regular place at the club. Contact the team at 

If your booking is Ad Hoc (booked online) you will need to book in plenty of time to guarantee a place on our busy days. Booking is only guaranteed with payment in advance.

How Can I Save Money On My Fees?

Many parents aren't aware of how they can save money on childcare costs. As well as paying by company childcare vouchers or government tax-free vouchers, there are several ways you can save money on fees:. See for further information as well as the details below: